Published On : Tue, Aug 4th, 2015

Rains bring respite for Nagpurians

Nagpur: For the second day in a row, Nagpur and parts of Vidarbha experienced intense rainfall. On Monday the city received rainfall in installment which amounted to 17.3 mm. In some areas, it only rained for an hour in the afternoon. A slight decrease humidity level and in temperature was also recorded on Monday with the maximum temperature settled at 27.2. Experts say that the prolonge dry spell in Vidarbha region will come to an end very soon.

The low pressure area mounted over, Jharkhand and adjoining parts of north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh will make a favourable condition for rainfall in city. The system will move westwards and start affecting the aforementioned areas. In some parts of Central India the rainfall was so dense that it caused low visibility. Several low-lying areas were filled with water afterwards as well.

City witnessed overcast since Monday morning which plunged the humidity levels by a notch or two. After rainfall, Nagpurians experienced cool breeze in the air. Youngsters thronged city’s favourite hangout spot- Futala Lake in the evening to sip on chai and coffee and enjoy the weather.

Officials from the Met Department said rains, accompanied by thunderstorms are going to be experienced throughout Vidarbha all through the week. Temperatures are expected to come down gradually over the next few days, remaining within the range of 27 degree and 25 degree Celsius.

In the entire month of July rainfall was subdued. Occasional monsoon showers were witnessed mostly over Nagpur, Washim and Chandrapur. However, the rainfall was not enough to sustain even normal levels of monsoon rains. By August 2, the rain deficiency over Vidarbha reached 22%.

At present, the well-marked low pressure area over Jharkhand and adjoining parts of north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh seems to be moving in the westward direction. It is expected to bring widespread heavy to moderate rainfall over Vidarbha from August 4 to 6, predicted Met officials.